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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Paul Woods, WR, University of Rhode Island

Paul Woods the big and athletic wide receeiver from the University of Rhode Island recently sat down with Damond Talbot of NFL Draft Diamonds
  • Name: Paul Woods
  • Position: Wide Receiver 
  • College: University of Rhode Island
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 175
  • Twitter: paul_woods_
  • Instagram: paulwoods_

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2022 NFL Draft?

I am a great deep threat receiver. I am able to track the ball naturally and confident within my catching. I also take blocking personal due to my size.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

I started playing football at the age of 6 and been at it every year since then. 

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

I am very coachable and accountable. 

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

World Hunger. 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

There’s no elevator to the top, you have to take the stairs. (Stairs being obstacles) OR It’s okay to bend, but to never EVER break. 

Who was your childhood hero?

My mother. She’s been through a lot. With her having Crohn’s Disease, she’s a fighter and always has a smile on her face. 

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

Most underrated teammate is definitely Jordan Jones. (CB) 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people aren’t a man of their word.

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome? 

One of the hardest moments in my life was getting back surgery and having to miss most of the year recovering. 

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

This school gave me an opportunity to be great after transferring from Rutgers University. 

What is your favorite snack food?

Apple Slices and Caramel

What is the best part of football?


If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

I don’t have defeat as an option. 

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?

Desean Jackson or Justin Jefferson

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why? 

1. Jesus, who wouldn’t? 2. Chad Ocho, would offer so many tips towards the game. 3. Lebron James, I feel like he would have a lot of wisdom

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